Monthly Archives: January 2012

Apple Innovates Away Textbook Access and Affordabilty

I wanted to write a few notes here about many of the questions and comments I have read on Twitter and elsewhere about the iPad and textbook authoring. Two things that Apple does well is marketing and innovation. Sometimes though, … Continue reading

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Daum Equation Editor

We had a faculty member who is teaching chemistry for non-majors ask us to come up with an equation editor that would not require his students to learn LaTex or ML – the subject is tough enough without having the … Continue reading

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Open Education Week Coming in March

This from Cable Green at Creative Commons: “Join your colleagues around the world to increase understanding about open education! Open Education Week will take place from 5-10 March 2012 online and in locally hosted events around the world. Image via … Continue reading

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OERs: Why Commercial Electronic Textbooks Are No Bargain

Earlier this month, there was a posting at the California State Library blog that said that, according to a Dayton College study, the savings for students using electronic textbooks was only a dollar: “Despite the promise that digital textbooks can … Continue reading

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SOPA Resistance Day

On Jan 24th, Congress will vote to pass internet censorship in the Senate, even though the vast majority of Americans are opposed. We need to kill the bill – PIPA in the Senate and SOPA in the House – to … Continue reading

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My Nigerian Millions

This is the Tech Beat article I wrote for the Times Standard: By last count, I have made over $3.5 billion on the Internet since 1997. It has not come all at once; the money trickles in a few million … Continue reading

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DE 101: Online Student Success

I wanted to share a few notes here about our orientation to online learning. Here at College of the Redwoods, Barry Tucker and I have created “DE 101” – our free, not-for-credit, fully online student orientation to online learning. This … Continue reading

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OER Books & Journals: Don’t forget Europe!

Image via WikipediaI came across a great site in my morning reading: OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) which “is a collaborative initiative to develop and implement a sustainable Open Access publication model for academic books in the Humanities … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve Technology Predictions

Every year we are treated to a wide range of predictions in the technology field. Typically Futurists write about what they think will happen. I have included in my list things that I think will not happen as well. This … Continue reading

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